South Carolina lt. gov. will formally nominate Trump
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South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster, who was Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE’s most high-profile endorsement when he backed the businessman in January, will put Trump’s name into nomination for the presidency on Wednesday. 


“I am delighted,” McMaster told USA Today. “I’m happy to do whatever he wants me to do and the party wants me to do to help get him elected.”

McMaster was asked about two weeks ago to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland by Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. 

But it was only on Monday, when he arrived in Cleveland, that he learned the details of his speaking role — by reading about it in the program. 

The nominating process will begin at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday; Trump will formally accept the nomination on Thursday night. 

McMaster said Trump is the only candidate who can beat presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSupreme Court agrees to hear 'faithless elector' cases Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire Climate 'religion' is fueling Australia's wildfires MORE.

“He is a highly unusual, rare man, and he is exactly what we need now,” he said.

McMaster told USA Today he hadn’t started preparing his remarks, but said he expected to get some recommendations from the Trump campaign. 

“I’d like to see what, if anything, he would like me to say,” McMaster said of Trump.